About 64,000 households are still without electricity in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, more than a week after a typhoon struck the area.
Typhoon Faxai made landfall in the prefecture on September 9, causing extensive damage. Tokyo Electric Power Company is rushing to repair the grid, but work is facing delays in some areas.
Efforts to restore electricity to parts of Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo that were left in the dark this week after a powerful typhoon continue. But for many people, it could be two weeks or more before power is fully restored. About 140,000 households are still without electricity.
Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force have been busy clearing roads.
Hundreds of thousands of homes in Chiba Prefecture are still without electricity after Typhoon Faxai ripped through the greater Tokyo area on Monday.
The storm knocked out electricity to as many as 640,000 residences in the prefecture. Two people have died of suspected heatstroke in homes without power.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it expects to restore power within the next two weeks to most areas in Chiba Prefecture that were hard-hit by a recent typhoon.
The areas most affected by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early on Monday morning, are the cities of Kamogawa, Minamiboso, Tateyama, and the town of Kyonan in south Chiba.
About 200,000 homes in Chiba Prefecture were still without power early Friday, after Typhoon Faxai caused blackouts in the greater Tokyo area earlier in the week.
The storm knocked out electricity to as many as 640,000 residences in the prefecture. Two people died of suspected heatstroke in homes without power.